Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman
Vintage Event to Celebrate the Legacy of Ford Racing
Elkhart Lake, Wis., July 9, 2009 - Vintage car enthusiasts will gather at Road America to celebrate the beauty and performance of the world's greatest race cars during the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman, presented by Ford, July 16-19, 2009. This annual event showcases over 500 entries in racing, touring and the Concours d'Elegance. The Ford GT40 and its legendary 1960s-era dominance of sports car racing will be featured with an extraordinary display of historic GT40s and a reunion of designers, engineers and drivers who contributed to that era including event host Brian Redman, David Hobbs, Lee Holman and Mose Nowland.
As presenting sponsor, Ford Motor Company will host test drives at the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex, hot-lap rides of Road America in high-performance Ford cars, ride-alongs with professional drift competitors, including Vaughn Gittin, Jr. On Saturday, drivers of Mustangs will be admitted to the event free of charge and Mustang Alley parking will be available all weekend. To enrich the sense of history over the weekend, vintage Ford road-racing cars from Jack Roush's personal collection and museum will be on-site.
Other fan attractions include autograph sessions, an automotive art and vendor fair, on-track touring, and public go-karting. The two-night Concours d'Elegance is sponsored by Road & Track magazine and features over 100 cars each night. At 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, race cars parade from the track to downtown Elkhart Lake and line-up for judging and spectator viewing until 8:00 p.m. Sports cars gather on Saturday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Daily tickets to the event are $20 Thursday, $30 Friday and $50 each Saturday and Sunday. Kids 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. Parking, grandstand seating and paddock access are always free at Road America, and carry-ins are welcome. Tickets and camping may be ordered online at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800/365-7223. Gates open at 7 a.m. and races run rain or shine.